Vasconez Elected President of Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2014) — The University of Kentucky's Dr. Henry Vasconez has been elected the 2014-15 president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
Previously, Vasconez served as vice president for the society. At UK, he is the chief of the division of plastic surgery and is a professor of surgery and pediatrics in the UK College of Medicine. He also holds the William S. Farish Chair of Plastic Surgery.
Vasconez received his medical training at Central University Medical School in Quito, Ecuador. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a plastic surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He also completed a fellowship at the International Craniofacial Institute in Dallas. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
His main research interests include bone metabolism, bone substitutes and wound healing. He also specializes in craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.
The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons strives to maintain professional excellence, provide forums for the exchange of information among members, and promote and further medical and surgical training within their society and amongst other regional and national groups of plastic surgeons.